12/24/2013 11:08 am ET

12 Photos Of Bravery To Remember The Struggles Fought In 2013

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes.

You find it in the hearts of relief workers who help typhoon victims find shelter and food, in the hands of human rights activists, doctors in the midst of unrest, children who stand up to bullies and all who speak out against corruption and inequality.

Most of the brave acts of 2013 will never be publicized — they are the daily, unsung stories of individuals and communities around the world. But here are 12 of most inspiring acts of bravery that made the news this year:

Bravery In The Face Of Adversity